Riksbank new board member is economist, ex-MEP

Kristina Persson, an economist and former MEP, was appointed on Jan. 26, 2001, to fill a vacant seat on the Swedish Riksbank central bank's seven-member board of governors, which sets monetary policy, the bank said. Persson, 55, who has worked at the finance ministry and been a member of both the Swedish and European Parliaments for the Social Democrats, was elected for a period of six years starting February 2001, the Riksbank said in a statement.

Persson is regional political governor in the